Sara McArdle is creating Women Who Went for It Podcast
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Hi! I'm Sara, Career Change Agent, Life Coach and Host of the Women Who Went for It! Podcast.

Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast featuring inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and momentum to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. The hope is that, as a listener, you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!

Select iTunes Reviews:

"The podcast is unique in sharing women's stories of professional success - women who aren't settling and who are making a big decision to leave 'safe' professions for the unknown... Considering how many hours we work each day, it's way too many to be miserable! This podcast even helped to inspire my recent decision to take a different path in my career. If you enjoy hearing stories of real women realizing their dreams and full potential, this is the right podcast for you!"
—FabFinn

"I started listening to this podcast and in the first first fifteen minutes, I had a 'tear up from joy' moment. Everything Sara was saying was completely hitting home. This podcast honestly deals with challenges life throws at you. It lets you know you aren't alone in the journey to happiness. And it helps by providing ideas on how you can advance yourself. With great stories and positivity, don't miss this one. It's GREAT for anyone, on any part of their journey to fulfillment."
—Lorin P

I LOVE creating Women Who Went for It! And it's also time-consuming. While some podcasters are less particular about editing, I care. A lot. And, thanks to my background in design and marketing, I have a keen eye (and ear!) for detail. This means that, on average, each show takes 10-12 hours to edit, produce, distribute and market. That's 20-24 hours—or up to $1,800 worth of work—a month.

Other Costs of Producing Women Who Went for It!

Media Host: My podcast files average around 35 megabytes each, which is too large to host on a regular website. And, if multiple people were downloading my shows at the same time, my whole website would slow down. So podcasters use what's called a "media host" to store their shows, stream them and to broadcast them to podcast apps like Google Podcasts and Stitcher. I host Women Who Went for It! on Liberated Syndication (libsyn), the largest leading podcast network in the world. Their second-tier plan, which I pay $15/month for, allows me to upload 50-250 MB of files per month and provides me with some basic analytics so I can see how many times each episode is downloaded, over time.

Post-Production Services: Ever notice that other podcasts are sometimes either too loud to listen to comfortably, or so quiet that, no matter how loud you crank them, they're hard to hear (and impossible to listen to without headphones!)? I use Auphonic's loudness normalization and intelligent leveler services to make sure every show meets podcasting industry standards, without sudden loud noises or quiet spots. Auphonic provides 2 free hours of production a month, and sometimes my shows add up to more than 2 hours in a month. In such cases, I buy extra hours for $11/month.

Hard Drive Space: Producing podcasts takes up a LOT of hard drive space. So much so that it's not wise to save all of the files on one's computer, or it'll eat up all of the local storage. To store all of my working files for each episode (about 2GB worth, per episode), I purchase 2 TB of space on iCloud Drive for $9.99/month. This also ensures that, if my computer dies (which it has!), my files are safe and secure, on the cloud.

Marketing: Since I began using a service called Wavve to to make short videos featuring an audio clip of each show plus a head shot of the guest, and then sharing them on social media, listenership went up more than 40% in the first month alone. Wavve charges $10/month to remove their logo from the videos, which is important to my branding and level of professionalism.

Research: As much as I wish they did, potential guests don't come pouring in, voicing interest in being on my show (yet! ;). In order to make sure I'm producing exactly one episode every other Sunday and my shows are varied, I conduct research online to find compelling guests from a variety of backgrounds and experience. With no prior connection to these ladies, I reach out and ask if they'd be willing to interview on the show. Research and coordinating interview slots takes me about 2 hours a week.

My intention is to create this show, sustainably. While I adore putting so much energy into it, I will need to get some support to ensure I don't burn out. With your help, I can cover the costs of my time and the show ($2,100) and even pay for me to hire others to help me produce it (extra $160/month) so that I can free up my time to work one-on-one with my coaching clients—women who are at a crossroads in their career, and not sure where to go from here (see more in my bio, below). Every hour I need to turn down clients in order to finish produce a show costs me $120.

How you can help:

  1. Listen to Women Who Went for It!
  2. Subscribe to the show so you automatically receive an update every other Sunday, when each new episode is released.
  3. Leave a high rating and a review in iTunes. The more ratings and reviews the show receives, the easier it becomes for new listeners to find us.
  4. Recommend Women Who Went for It! to a friend who's considering making a big change in her career. She needs to know she's not alone, and that others who have gone before her have succeeded.
  5. Become a Women Who Went for It! supporter on Patreon at any amount. My first tier is just $2/month, or $1 an episode.

My full bio:
Sara McArdle, WPCC, is a Career Change Agent and Life Coach who supports women to find work that delights and energizes them, and aligns with a deeper sense of purpose. Sara wasn't born with an obvious "calling.” In fact, while she knew when she started working as a professional graphic designer that something was missing, she waited nearly 20 years to make a change. In 2013, she began practicing Compassionate Communication—a discipline that helps people transform negative self-talk, identify what matters most to them and take steps toward a more wonderful life. Her experience of empowering herself and others was so transformative and inspiring that she pursued a Whole Person Coach® certification and launched a business to help women recognize and make the most of their unique gifts, and—like her—find work they’re madly in love with. Today, she works one-on-one coaching women, she hosts workshops and events, and she chairs the board of a youth organization which builds interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace. More than anything, Sara loves to help others connect more deeply with themselves and each other to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for listening and contributing.
Sara
Tiers
Basic Supporter
$2 or more per month
Contribute $1/episode or $2/month to support Sara in producing Women Who Went for It!
Custom Contributor
$3 or more per month
Contribute MORE THAN $1/episode or $2/month and pay for Sara to hire outside production help.
Hi! I'm Sara, Career Change Agent, Life Coach and Host of the Women Who Went for It! Podcast.

Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast featuring inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and momentum to step into a deeper vocation and a life of meaning and fulfillment. The hope is that, as a listener, you'll see just how many before you have GONE for it—and they're eternally grateful that they took the risk!

Select iTunes Reviews:

"The podcast is unique in sharing women's stories of professional success - women who aren't settling and who are making a big decision to leave 'safe' professions for the unknown... Considering how many hours we work each day, it's way too many to be miserable! This podcast even helped to inspire my recent decision to take a different path in my career. If you enjoy hearing stories of real women realizing their dreams and full potential, this is the right podcast for you!"
—FabFinn

"I started listening to this podcast and in the first first fifteen minutes, I had a 'tear up from joy' moment. Everything Sara was saying was completely hitting home. This podcast honestly deals with challenges life throws at you. It lets you know you aren't alone in the journey to happiness. And it helps by providing ideas on how you can advance yourself. With great stories and positivity, don't miss this one. It's GREAT for anyone, on any part of their journey to fulfillment."
—Lorin P

I LOVE creating Women Who Went for It! And it's also time-consuming. While some podcasters are less particular about editing, I care. A lot. And, thanks to my background in design and marketing, I have a keen eye (and ear!) for detail. This means that, on average, each show takes 10-12 hours to edit, produce, distribute and market. That's 20-24 hours—or up to $1,800 worth of work—a month.

Other Costs of Producing Women Who Went for It!

Media Host: My podcast files average around 35 megabytes each, which is too large to host on a regular website. And, if multiple people were downloading my shows at the same time, my whole website would slow down. So podcasters use what's called a "media host" to store their shows, stream them and to broadcast them to podcast apps like Google Podcasts and Stitcher. I host Women Who Went for It! on Liberated Syndication (libsyn), the largest leading podcast network in the world. Their second-tier plan, which I pay $15/month for, allows me to upload 50-250 MB of files per month and provides me with some basic analytics so I can see how many times each episode is downloaded, over time.

Post-Production Services: Ever notice that other podcasts are sometimes either too loud to listen to comfortably, or so quiet that, no matter how loud you crank them, they're hard to hear (and impossible to listen to without headphones!)? I use Auphonic's loudness normalization and intelligent leveler services to make sure every show meets podcasting industry standards, without sudden loud noises or quiet spots. Auphonic provides 2 free hours of production a month, and sometimes my shows add up to more than 2 hours in a month. In such cases, I buy extra hours for $11/month.

Hard Drive Space: Producing podcasts takes up a LOT of hard drive space. So much so that it's not wise to save all of the files on one's computer, or it'll eat up all of the local storage. To store all of my working files for each episode (about 2GB worth, per episode), I purchase 2 TB of space on iCloud Drive for $9.99/month. This also ensures that, if my computer dies (which it has!), my files are safe and secure, on the cloud.

Marketing: Since I began using a service called Wavve to to make short videos featuring an audio clip of each show plus a head shot of the guest, and then sharing them on social media, listenership went up more than 40% in the first month alone. Wavve charges $10/month to remove their logo from the videos, which is important to my branding and level of professionalism.

Research: As much as I wish they did, potential guests don't come pouring in, voicing interest in being on my show (yet! ;). In order to make sure I'm producing exactly one episode every other Sunday and my shows are varied, I conduct research online to find compelling guests from a variety of backgrounds and experience. With no prior connection to these ladies, I reach out and ask if they'd be willing to interview on the show. Research and coordinating interview slots takes me about 2 hours a week.

My intention is to create this show, sustainably. While I adore putting so much energy into it, I will need to get some support to ensure I don't burn out. With your help, I can cover the costs of my time and the show ($2,100) and even pay for me to hire others to help me produce it (extra $160/month) so that I can free up my time to work one-on-one with my coaching clients—women who are at a crossroads in their career, and not sure where to go from here (see more in my bio, below). Every hour I need to turn down clients in order to finish produce a show costs me $120.

How you can help:

  1. Listen to Women Who Went for It!
  2. Subscribe to the show so you automatically receive an update every other Sunday, when each new episode is released.
  3. Leave a high rating and a review in iTunes. The more ratings and reviews the show receives, the easier it becomes for new listeners to find us.
  4. Recommend Women Who Went for It! to a friend who's considering making a big change in her career. She needs to know she's not alone, and that others who have gone before her have succeeded.
  5. Become a Women Who Went for It! supporter on Patreon at any amount. My first tier is just $2/month, or $1 an episode.

My full bio:
Sara McArdle, WPCC, is a Career Change Agent and Life Coach who supports women to find work that delights and energizes them, and aligns with a deeper sense of purpose. Sara wasn't born with an obvious "calling.” In fact, while she knew when she started working as a professional graphic designer that something was missing, she waited nearly 20 years to make a change. In 2013, she began practicing Compassionate Communication—a discipline that helps people transform negative self-talk, identify what matters most to them and take steps toward a more wonderful life. Her experience of empowering herself and others was so transformative and inspiring that she pursued a Whole Person Coach® certification and launched a business to help women recognize and make the most of their unique gifts, and—like her—find work they’re madly in love with. Today, she works one-on-one coaching women, she hosts workshops and events, and she chairs the board of a youth organization which builds interfaith communities that embody a culture of peace. More than anything, Sara loves to help others connect more deeply with themselves and each other to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for listening and contributing.
Sara

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Tiers
Basic Supporter
$2 or more per month
Contribute $1/episode or $2/month to support Sara in producing Women Who Went for It!
Custom Contributor
$3 or more per month
Contribute MORE THAN $1/episode or $2/month and pay for Sara to hire outside production help.